Aug 14, 2013 6:00am EDT
so it was on approach to landing, but this is different than the louisiana flight where it was actually during a landing, so was it a mechanical failure? was there something in the cargo that contributes to this crash. those are the primary questions that investigators will start looking at immediately. >> hey, phil, the a-300 used more these days for cargo or for passenger -- as a passenger jet. >> i think it's transitioned now to becoming a little bit more of a cargo plane. it's still used for passenger flights, but because of its size, relatively limited in text of configuration, it's more -- you see it more for cargo. >> and accidents, incidents in terms of its safety history? >> i don't know the exact numbers, but i do know it's not one of those that immediately jumps out and you say oh, okay, well, we've had problems with this plane and i'm not surprised that they say there was a crash here. you know, that's one of the things that investigators look at. was there a particular problem with this type of aircraft in the past. at first blush it does not jump out at me.